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  1. There will always be a portion of society that bucks laws, rules, suggestions, etc. This can lead to outcomes both positive and negative for themselves and society in general. In the United States for example, if those people in Boston had just accepted the tax on their tea without bucking the system & having a tea party we may not have had the Revolution. We have a dress code at work. However, if the managers and HR don't enforce the code people will, and do, break it. Do I adhere to the code at work, yes. Do I adhere to the dress code (or suggestions) in general, yes. Does it bother me that others choose differently, sometimes. The sometimes usually relates to how drastically I feel they have chosen to "cross the line". Do I intervene, no. At the end of the day, it doesn't effect they way I do my job or how my food tastes. I can only control myself. Best wishes and happy sailing to you all, whatever you choose to wear.
  2. @charmy98 you are most welcome! I was off (using timestamp on photos) at 8:15am. There is pavement all around the pool that I saw. I didn't walk much past the swim up bar. Here is a second video of my walk from Oasis Lagoon to the Snack Shack/Beach. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ipQBbGzB_dPd5_Sc_GWBPJTzUi_nxiD5/view?usp=sharing
  3. @DinaS You did read the sentence immediately preceding the one you quoted? For those that won't click the link but enjoy context, the review begins as follows: "How the mighty have fallen. From wonderful cruises on Breakaway and Getaway to the first cruise I can honestly say I regret taking. Everything possible has been done for NCL to cut expenses and increase customers cost, although I have a few ideas to help them I will share later in this review. No lobster night, check. Most blasé repetitive tasteless food possible, check, featuring piles of fatty undercooked bacon to start your day. Entertainment as little as possible, check. Two hour plus to check in, check. I’ll stop there and give a few ideas for NCL to cut costs further..."
  4. @retiredgram & @davekathy Thanks! Sorry it's really "bouncy". I need to get better. I was using my phone.
  5. @sellwingri Yes, there are servers walking around.
  6. There was a thread not long ago about someone who was afraid they would suffer backlash for answering mundane questions. I haven't lied, yet. However, if someone wouldn't take a hint, was being unnecessarily intrusive, etc. I might fabricate some stuff to get them to go away LOL
  7. Did anyone notice in the video of the guy complaining about his toilet, that he had those wet wipes on the floor? Those are NOT to be used in the toilet. He probably caused the problem! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7551905/Cruise-ship-passengers-5-300-mystical-fjords-tour-rebel-tell-crew-want-liner.html#v-410565814734338462
  8. Yes! All of the chairs and umbrellas by the Oasis Lagoon pool are free, the snack shack on the beach behind the OL is free. The only thing I paid for (well not really because I had a beverage package) was the drinks at the swim up bar. Here is a screen shot of the food at the snack shack. I had a chicken sandwich and fries and thought they were very good. Go to 2:55 in the video below for video of Oasis Lagoon. All of the seating you see is free. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bpTPzhag9FJT3yPXAL1TlmsV7QdDiimk/view?usp=sharing
  9. That's great @katmu! I am the same this week. I'll take it. As mentioned, I started the UN Diet on Monday. However, I cheated on one dinner as I worked late and somehow my car drove to Five Guys on the way home LOL
  10. I enjoyed Nachi Cocom in Cozumel. There is a review of my trip ==> Post #3.
  11. It appears, thanks Google, that this is the first sailing of the Grand with Medallion. Maybe the room block has something to do with that.
  12. @clo You are able to pay your IRS tax balance via Credit or Debit card. There are almost always fees involved.
  13. @wowzz It's funny because she was born in Germany, we lived overseas for years when I was a child and have traveled through Europe. This was back in the era of Traveler's Cheques. My folks have credit cards and my dad is savvy and still does a lot of consulting. They would be okay, I was pointing out how some folks do a lot of tasks out of habit. 🙂
  14. It's a good thing my parents don't take long trips...My mom still writes a check at the grocery. If she needs cash, she writes the check for more than the bill. For example, grocery bill is $40, she'll make the check for $80 and have the cashier give her 2 $20s LOL It's not a security issue, it's habit. She will do this until she is no longer allowed.
  15. Head straight for a bar! Normally I have scoped one out using the deck plans.
  16. Find a deck with a nice view, cocktail in hand and simply enjoy!
  17. I like the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. I've found it to be clean and staff friendly. It's walking distance to many restaurants/things to do. There is also a Kimpton hotel (love the free wine each evening). If I remember correctly though (depending on your activity level/fitness) you may need to cab to waterfront area.
  18. I like to dress each night for dinner. I don't wear a ball gown but a cocktail dress, or a dressy jumpsuit, even a dressier pair of linens pants and a blouse with heels. It's simply what I like. If there were a "formal" night I would enjoy getting out my fancier gowns. My next cruise is on Princess which still has "Formal" nights. They list the dress as: "Formal When formal nights are held, please observe the dress code in the Traditional Dining and Anytime Dining venues for the enjoyment of all our guests. Evening gowns and cocktail dresses for women Tuxedos, dinner jackets or dark suits with a tie for men" We'll see is this is followed or enforced. Not holding my breath.
  19. Champagne. Although on my most recent cruises it wasn't available (at embarkation - both said they were still loading provisions) 😞 Tried an Aperol Spritz on my most recent and really enjoyed it!
  20. @honeybunches Why can't you tell us the site? We openly discuss AARP and AllState programs on CC often. Is it a travel agent that offers the gift cards? Also, are what you purchase gift certificates or gift cards? The gift certificates have the limitations already mentioned. I did a quick search on google and the gift cards I found were only to be used for booking new cruises directly with RCCL or to add to your shipboard account.
  21. When I put my phone in airplane mode and no one from home/work can contact me LOL
  22. Umm the studded boots?!?!? I'm sure it's high fashion or something. However, doesn't seem realistic.
  23. My apologies for missing the weigh in. It has been three crazy weeks. I am 89 days out from my next and first, in MANY years, 7 night cruise!! I had a birthday dinner on Thursday the 3rd (amazing food and champagne!), then dinner with a girl friend Friday. Followed by a day out and about at my nephews sporting events and then completely off the rails with football food yesterday. Thank goodness today isn't a weigh in. So, I began the UN Diet again today. I am going to combine a nutrition/workout journal into my travel blog. I hope that will add some accountability. If you're interested the link to my blog is in my profile here on CC. I will do better at making our Thursday check-ins. ❤️
  24. @FLACRUISER99 I'm with you, I don't care what ID others choose to utilize. In my experience, the passport line is always shorter so I'm out faster 🏆
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